Tobacco and Nicotine Prevention and Control

New Coding Reference and Pharmacological Guide

Get the latest updates to the Coding Reference for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Counseling and the Pharmacologic Product Guide.

New Coding Reference and Pharmacological Guide

Get the latest updates to the Coding Reference for Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation Counseling and the Pharmacologic Product Guide.

Supported in part by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.

  • Approximately 70% of people who use tobacco products see a physician each year, so family physicians have the opportunity to make a significant impact on their patients' tobacco use, including those who have behavioral health disorders.
  • Approximately 42,000 lives could be saved, if physicians would advise 90% of smokers to quit, and offer them medication or other assistance.
  • Tobacco cessation more than doubles when evidence-based intervention programs are utilized.

You CAN make a difference

Tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States, making tobacco and smoking prevention, cessation, and policy issues a top priority in public health. As family physicians, we have real power in the fight against tobacco, smoking, and nicotine. Get involved in the fight against tobacco and nicotine with help from the AAFP. 

Supported in part by a grant from the AAFP Foundation.